Instrumentube: Play Instruments On YouTube

from the creative-uses dept

We're still totally amazed at the Thru You album that Kutiman came up with earlier this year by mixing together a bunch of totally separate YouTube videos into a rather complete album of amazingly good songs that had never been heard before. Kutiman had to do lots of work to find the right videos playing the right music for what he wanted, but the next person looking to do something similar have a bit of help. Daniel alerts us to a new project that he's created on YouTube, called Instrumentube, which is basically a series of simple videos of a single instrument being played in a specific way, matching up with a chart on the bottom, which perfectly aligns with the YouTube slider. Once you let the full videos load, you can just start clicking on the slider in the appropriate place to get the note you want. I was going to embed a few below, but for some reason I'm having trouble getting the embeds to be at the right size so that the notes line up with where the slider is, so if you want to check out a few individually, here's a piano, electric guitar, standup bass and shaker.

Of course, by themselves they might not be anything special, but start mixing them together... and maybe with some work (and some others) you can start to get something like this:

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 2:38pm

    2007 called and wants their idea back.

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      JJ, 28 Oct 2009 @ 3:39pm

      Re:

      > 2007 called and wants their idea back.

      Wow, can you point me to the example in 2007 when this was done? I'd love to see it.

      In the meantime, if you're being sarcastic (and I assume you are), what a sad, depressing life you must lead that you want to mock incredible creativity.

      Seriously.

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        Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 4:09pm

        Re: Re:

        I find this level of creativity quite credible.

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        Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 6:57pm

        Re: Re:

        Seriously.

        http://techdirt.com/articles/20090304/1710523995.shtml

        Mike ran this 7 months ago. It's a repeat. It wasn't even new when HE ran it.

        It's not new, but maybe new to you.

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          Way Behind the Times, 28 Oct 2009 @ 7:31pm

          Re: Re: Re: New Math

          wow

          28 Oct 2009 minus seven months equals 2007

          Frickin amazing that is

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            Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 7:42pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: New Math

            Wow.

            frickin amazing that you can't read "Mike ran this 7 months ago. It's a repeat. It wasn't even new when HE ran it."

            truly WOW!

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          Mike Masnick (profile), 28 Oct 2009 @ 8:36pm

          Re: Re: Re:

          Mike ran this 7 months ago. It's a repeat. It wasn't even new when HE ran it.

          That post was about Kutiman. This post is about instrumentube. Reading comprehension. It's what's for breakfast.

          Besides you claimed it was from 2007. It was not. I'm still waiting for the evidence that the Instrumentube idea was shown in 2007.

          Why do I get the feeling I'll be waiting for a while...

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            Anonymous Coward, 29 Oct 2009 @ 5:09am

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            I stand corrected, the correct comment would be "January called and wants their idea back". Internet time, you know.

            In the end Mike, you post is about an idea, an idea that is already "old" in internet terms. Congrats.

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              Anonymous Coward, 29 Oct 2009 @ 3:38pm

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              Too bad that the post you are referring to is a covering a completely separate idea than this one.

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              Mike Masnick (profile), 30 Oct 2009 @ 1:53am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              I stand corrected, the correct comment would be "January called and wants their idea back". Internet time, you know.

              The instrument videos were put up last week. How is that January?

              In the end Mike, you post is about an idea, an idea that is already "old" in internet terms. Congrats.

              You really ought to try reading before spewing stuff. It just makes you look like a fool.

              This post is about something new. Go ahead, read it again.

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            Anonymous Coward, 29 Oct 2009 @ 6:41am

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            As a side note for you Mike, this is what is known as being "graciously corrected". Never assume you are always 100% right, and be gracious when you are not. It's a life lesson they don't teach standing at a whiteboard with a brown marker.

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    Awesome, 28 Oct 2009 @ 3:49pm

    That was frigging awesome! There's so much creative potential out there I can't even imagine what could be done if content creators would loosen the shackles and let artists do their craft.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 4:02pm

    Oh yeah

    Hells yeah you gots to have some theramin in that som'bitch.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 4:05pm

    Is this what they call a mashup? Ive never seen one before but it was entrancing.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Oct 2009 @ 5:11pm

    Sample trolls

    It's a shame really that copyright forbids this kind of expression. There are companies that set precedents in court saying that using even 3 notes of something is infringement :(

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    Jerms, 28 Oct 2009 @ 5:17pm

    O for oarsome!

    Wow. That is very cool. I approve.

    I'm a little worried that someone will cry plagiarism and try to ruin the whole show for everyone though. Let's hope that doesn't happen.

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    Wow, AMiga .MOD sampling, 28 Oct 2009 @ 8:33pm

    Wow, AMiga .MOD sampling

    Wow, AMiga .MOD sampling but with and for video, cool...
    and abou time....

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    Yogi, 29 Oct 2009 @ 6:02am

    Wow

    This was amazing.

    too bad this is obviously a criminal act of creativity.

    Lets call it "copying and creating with intent to enjoy"

    That's like, 10 years in prison, isn't it, according to the RIAA law book.

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